Migrant Tales Literary: Fatima

by , under Leo Honka, Migrant Tales Literary

Leo Honka

Who is Fatima? Who is the person wishing us from the Joutseno immigration removal center a kind, “Good night. Loved ones.”

Fatima is only a name. It houses no human because it is only a name written on paper by a plane dropping bombs, a tank shelling civilians, and a woman hoping for better days.

Could it be Fatima who is wishing us good night as floodlights expose the state of siege?

Maybe, but it doesn’t matter.

Bombs drop from the sky…

…and from the ground.

Dreaming of better days.